Black Veil Brides to release concept album in January

'Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones' will comprise 19 tracks

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Black Veil Brides have said that their forthcoming new record will be a concept album.

The rock band will release 'Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones' in January of next year.

Frontman Andy Biersack spoke to BBC Newsbeat about the idea behind the 19 track record, saying: "The story follows this group of outcast leaders, rebels, through their journey to defeat this fear, which is an acronym for every and all religion."

He continued: "There's this unified church government. Their sole goal is to remove all science and creativity and original thought from society, yet de-evolve things a little bit and make it darkness. The idea of fear and shadows play a large role and how people can escape from their own fears."

Biersack said the album will be accompanied by a full length film called Legion of the Black, which will be getting a North American cinema release next month, and will then be screened in the UK when they tour the country in February.

'Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones' follows the Los Angeles band's second studio album, 'Set the World on Fire', which was released in 2011.

Speaking to NME earlier this year about the new album, Biersack said: "John Feldmann is producing it. It's going to be more of a punk rock record than anything we've done before. It's Social Distortion meets Metallica."

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